A baby holding his mother's face.

Brave Moms

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Motherhood is bravery. To be a mom is to have a kind of bravery that is unique and different from other types of bravery. It is a bravery that is instinctive and inherent and will protect at all costs. It...
The pandemic has made much more visible how stretched thin parents are. Everywhere you scroll, there’s another article or video about how exhausted, tapped out, and spent we are. It’s great (sort of) that we’re talking (or primal screaming)...
Ok, I have a confession. I curse a lot (sorry mom!). Not in front of the kids (mostly). But definitely in my personal life (and maybe a little under my breath at work! Shhh). I know some people are...
I have always been the organized type; everything had its place, bringing me peace and calm. Since becoming a mom, releasing some of that control and Type-A tendency has been a challenge, but a necessary challenge nonetheless. Learning how...
Mother and son putting their heads together.

The Unraveling of Autism

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I sat on an old black leather couch in our son’s new psychologist’s office, wondering what the future held. The psychologist explained she would write up the two days’ worth of testing results, and we would meet again to...
As your child’s therapist, there are reasons we can’t be friends on social media. One, of course, is maintaining a professional boundary. The other is that you’d probably think I was a fraud. I’m not perfect. I can barely...
Recently, I read a memoir written by Casey Rose Wilson, an actress and podcaster I love. She has a chapter in her book dedicated to how Bravo’s Real Housewives helped her get through a difficult time in her life....
The sun beat down on my shoulders as I pushed the stroller up the last hill and into our driveway. It was the middle of July, and Connecticut was trapped in a heatwave, leaving the morning air thick and...
I sit here writing this in a mountain of tissues, sipping my hot tea. I’m sick, again, and I know masks are to blame. Like many of us, I’ve had a love-hate relationship with masks over the last two years....
Every year on April 2nd, since 2007, World Autism Awareness Day is observed. It was created by the United Nations to raise awareness of the disorder. As a parent to autistic children, I want to raise awareness of common...

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Family-Friendly Outdoor Dining Spots in Fairfield County

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After a long winter and a cool spring, we are finally starting to see temperatures rise! Summers in Connecticut are so special. They are...